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Business 21 Jun 2013 | 3:08 PM

Fed: You're on your own

NEW YORK: The stock market has been put on notice by the Federal Reserve: from here on in, you're on your own.

Business 15 Mar 2007 | 12:00 AM

More than one option to becoming your own boss

Last week's article on franchise as an option for aspiring entrepreneurs has drawn in many emails and comments. I thank all who had emailed me with comments.

Business 18 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Opportunity to build your own brand, why not grab it?

LAST week, Adrian from one of my various chat groups, posted a photograph of both of us taken in 2004. It was a reminder of the two-week HBS course that we attended in Awana Hotel, Genting Highlands that was organized by Harvard Business School Alumni of Malaysia.

Business 15 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

Ideas that help you get ideas of your own

This week features a chit-chat with authorand speaker Fredrik Haren.

Business 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Develop your own MNCs and brands

Developing countries should step up efforts to build their own multinational corporations (MNCs) and brand names in order to play a dominant role in the world economy, according to China's chief negotiator Long Yongtu.

Business 21 Jun 2013 | 10:15 AM

Stock market has been put on notice by Fed: from here on in, you're on your own

NEW YORK: The stock market has been put on notice by the Federal Reserve: from here on in, you're on your own. Stock markets worldwide have fallen sharply since comments on Wednesday by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke laying out the U.S. central bank's plans to pull back on its $85 billion in monthly asset purchases. U.S. stocks endured their worst two-day selloff since November 2011, and the Dow Jones industrials fell 354 points on Thursday

Business 02 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Get real, stay true to your dreams

In his last article with StarBizWeek,Tan Thiam Hock says if businessmenreally want to make it on their own,they should prepare well, seekexperienced advice and stay humble.

Business 10 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Lessons from the US presidential race

Tan Thiam Hock points out that there arelessons to be learnt from the recentlyconcluded US presidential election forowners of businesses in the country.

Business 17 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Building relationships

BACK in the good old days, like the 80s, doing business was less complicated. Business ethics, if any, were loosely worded and subject to multiple interpretations. Businessmen live by their code of honour, either through a handshake or a nod in agreement. You have to earn the respect of your business community the hard way.

Business 15 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Learn from your associates

GOCHI-SAN is going back to Japan. After six years of heading the Malaysian operations for the biggest Japanese cosmetic company, he has been reassigned back to headquarters. I will miss my golf buddy.